A month after Windows Phone 7.5 began shipping, Microsoft announced today that it is now pushing the Mango update to every eligible phone worldwide, regardless of carrier—with only three exceptions.
The iPhone 4S is a nice phone. But most people think it's a disappointment. After all, it comes in last years' skin, and its guts aren't radically amazing. It's nothing special. And that means it's Microsoft's chance to counterattack.
Hello Windows Phone owners! Yes, Windows Phone 7.5—that's the official name now, not Mango—is getting pushed out, starting like, now. But your phone might not get them today. Or this week. Or next week!
"Windows Phone Seven Point Five." It's somehow mind numbing and yet not totally unexpected that chunky string of syllables is how you say the name of the new Windows Phone. Mind numbing, because it's the antithesis of what Microsoft has ultimately built, and not totally unexpected, because we're still talking about…
HTC has done the unthinkable and created a massive phone named Titan. It weighs over a third of a pound, has a gigantic 4.7-inch screen (Christ...), has a 1.5 Ghz processor of some sort, and, yeah, is huge. Bonus: Mango!
Pleasant. That doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment, or a benchmark or like, impressive. But the truth is, most technology isn't pleasant. The new Windows Phone is. Very much so.
The next iteration of Windows Phone will be called Windows Phone 7.5. So says a Microsoft Partner page anyway, which you can see a screenshot of here. "Preview the New Windows Phone OS 7.5" reads the website blurb, promising that the update will appear "later in 2011."
Nokia's Stephen Elop (nee Microsoft's Stephen Elop) has been very careful not to say "Windows Phone 7", and just "Windows Phone" when he's talking about the deal between the two companies to manufacture smartphones on the platform. Why? Because Microsoft is going to call their next major update, code-named Mango,…